Two Blue Lines

99 min
Event Date

2:30 pm           Perry Auditorium - Washington National Cathedral [3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC]

Shot over a period of 25 years, Two Blue Lines examines the human and political situation of the Palestinian people from the years prior to the creation of Israeli to the present day.  This documentary explores the passionate dispute among Israeli citizens about their government’s Occupation of Palestine.  The film deftly splices together dueling creeds and the result is electrifying, because it’s a split so rarely displayed on U.S. screens.  Zionist “settlers” claim all of historic Palestine, asserting variously: “This is our territory returned by God”; “The Arabs are trespassers in the land of Israel: it’s not their country”; “This [land] is ours in every sense of the word”; It’s a “Jewish and democratic state.”  Human rights’ advocates counter such maxims, deploring the contradiction between a “Jewish” state —with “Apartheid” privileges for Jews in an “ethnocracy”— and a democracy with equality for all.

Welcome address by The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean - Washington National Cathedral.  Film discussion moderated by Barbara Wien,Professorial Lecturer at American University.

Tom Hayes, producer of Two Blue Lines, will attend the film's screening and participate in the audience Q&A discussion following the screening.